6. Improving faculty climate
Faculty morale is crucial to a healthy and thriving university. As a professor, dean, and provost, I excelled in understanding and communicating faculty concerns and taking steps to improve faculty-administration relations. Now as a consultant, I work with colleges and universities to understand and improve their faculty climate through a few simple steps:
Administering the Faculty Thriving Survey, an instrument developed by Dr. Laurie Schreiner, chair of the Education department at Azusa Pacific University.
Visiting the campus to engage in low-key one-on-one and small group meetings.
Compiling an institutional summary report and action steps for the chief academic officer and following up as needed.